Cal sports in general lagged this weekend. Football got slaughtered in what should have been an easy and reassuring win, volleyball lost to SoCal rivals in two straight matches, and women’s soccer gave up a pivotal match against Oregon State.
Quick Look: The No. 4 Cal men’s water polo team consistently outscored No. 8 Irvine each quarter in Sunday’s 14-6 win at Spieker Aquatics.
Identity Crisis As the regular season winds down to a close, the No. 7 Cal volleyball team still looks like it hasn’t found an identity. The team is suffering from the lack of a clear-cut star player.
The moment captured in this photo is the only time Brock Mansion will be under the bright lights this season — or any season.
This one goes to Ivan Rackov, the all-around standout of the No. 4 Cal men’s water polo team. The reigning National Player of the Year scored four goals in Friday’s 11-8 win over No. 6 Pepperdine, including a sick 5-meter penalty shot halfway through the second quarter that effortlessly sailed
1. USC (17-3, 12-1 in the Pac-12) The No. 4 Trojans dropped their conference opener on Sept. 9 to rival UCLA. USC hasn’t lost since.
Quick Look The No. 4 Cal men’s water polo team outscored No. 6 Pepperdine, 3-2, in the final period to earn an 11-8 victory Friday evening at Spieker Aquatics center.
The Cal women’s tennis team seems to have worked out some important glitches, as the Bears have a strong presence in the later rounds of the ITA Northwest Regionals in Stanford, Calif.
Sort of sums up the Cal-USC game. Notice the USC defender’s hands.
After a season-ending foot injury last October, sophomore forward Rachel Mercik waited until the season started to play again. Two months later, Mercik is not only playing but now she is the lead striker for Cal women’s soccer team.